MPS624 All Assignments (September 2018)

MPS 624 Overview of Health Psychology

Module 4 Assignment

Case Assignment

The Case Assignment for this course will be a 5-8 page essay (excluding title page and references page). You should use a minimum of 3-5 sources from the library in your Case Assignment.

In this case assignment, you are required to use the concepts and theories of health psychology learned up to module 4 to develop your arguments using the following section titles.

Project Title: Ways for increasing quality of personal health care Definition of Term: Quality of personal health care – The extent to which individuals take personal responsibility to seek, obtain and use the necessary healthcare services and products to achieve potential maximum health.

1. Psychological resistance to changing harmful health behaviors (Discuss the benefits of decreasing psychological resistance that can lead to choosing more positive behaviors and discuss one or more health psychology theory that can help to do this)

2. Gender differences in health care habits (Discuss the healthcare habits that are separately unique to men and those that are separately unique to women and how they can be used for healthier well-being.

3. Environmental factors that affect health (Identify two or three environmental factors affecting health, such as quality of the sources of water, food, air quality, chemicals in the environment and pollution etc and relate them to how to minimize their potential negative impact on health)

4. Lifestyle habits such as improved sleep and stress management, smoking, drug use and drug abuse, etc—provide an argument how to minimize their negative impact on health.

5. Routine health care services- discuss how engagement in routine health care services can contribute to “Quality of

personal health care”

6. Conclusion—Summarize how your discussion in your paper can lead to the achievement of “Quality of personal health care.”

MPS 624 Overview of Health Psychology

Module 8 Assignment

Signature Assignment

The Signature Assignment for this course will be an 8-10 page essay (excluding title page and references page). You should use a minimum of 4-5 academic sources and at least 3 from the library in your Signature Assignment.

Now that you have presented a paper regarding Ways for increasing quality of personal health care, in your case assignment, your signature assignment will be as follows:

For your signature assignment prepare a paper to address why obesity, eating disorders, diabetes and stress have remained in the attention of everyone. Use three or more theories associated with health psychology to either support or not support your argument where appropriate. Some of the theories are listed in Module one of

this course.

MPS 624 Overview of Health Psychology

Module 8 Assignment

Self- Reflective Essay

Student Self-Reflective Essay

The purpose of the Student Self-Reflective Essay is to reflect upon what one has learned or how one has performed as compared with one’s expectations or goals.

At the end of each course, we ask students to respond to five (5) statements. In your essay please respond in sequential order to the five (5) statements below. There is no requirement for length when responding to each statement.

1. Descriptions of how you feel you improved your knowledge, skills, abilities, and yourself in this session through this course.

2. Evaluation of the work you did during the session for the class and explanations of ways you could have performed better.

3. Topics you have identified that you did not understand or were not successful in trying to implement and suggestions you may have about how to improve the course material on those topics.

4. Ways you might measure the future effects of what you have learned in this course or your future progress/improvement.

5. State whether you achieved the course outcomes (Student Learning Outcomes).